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Philosophy vs science


(From a discussion in Quora on science vs philosophy) http://www.advaita-vision.org/science-vs-philosophy-in-three-parts-part-i/#more-3988 — Max Planck: “I had always looked upon the search for the absolute as the noblest and most worth while task of science.”   M – ‘There are more things … Continue reading

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Is reality knowable? (From Quora)


“The affirmation that reality is not knowable is itself an assertion of knowledge about reality.” Does this sound like an example of the law of non-contradiction? So this proves that reality is knowable?  Tom McFarlane, degrees in philosophy, mathematics, and physics. … Continue reading

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Plato’s Cave


From Quora  Question: ‘Can we step out of Plato’s Cave?’   X  As I remember, Plato spoke of the few that escaped into the bright light of day, becoming (at least temporarily?) blinded. That, by itself, has to have some … Continue reading

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Appearance and reality


Can appearance itself be doubted?  (Discussion in QUORA) The question is not about the relation between appearance (things) and noumenon (thing in itself). It concerns only the appearance ITSELF. That means, I’m not asking about whether appearance is capable to … Continue reading

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Consciousness and reality


Q/A in Quora  /www.quora.com/What-is-reality-in-the-absence-of-consciousness?__snids__=1702272616 What is reality in the absence of consciousness? I’m beginning to be convinced that in the absence of consciousness there is nothing. Can anyone shed some light on this? Answer: (M) That is an impossible, or … Continue reading

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Is metaphysics meaningful?


Is metaphysics meaningful? – Question in QUORA Any hypothesis which predicts observations can in principle be tested scientifically. Take “metaphysics” to be the set of hypotheses about people and the universe which does not predict any observations, or none which … Continue reading

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The proof of Advaita philosophy


Q&A in Advaita Vision – reproduced here. Q. 388 – Proof of Methodology

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